Human–animal Interaction - Areas of Study

Areas of Study

  • The interaction and enhancement within captive animal interactions.
  • Affective (emotional) or relational bonds between humans and animals
  • Human perceptions and beliefs in respect of other animals.
  • How some animals fit into human societies.
  • How these vary between cultures, and change over times.
  • The study of animal domestication: how and why domestic animals evolved from wild species (paleoanthrozoology).
  • Captive zoo animal bonds with keepers
  • The social construction of animals and what it means to be animal
  • The zoological gaze
  • The human-animal bond
  • Parallels between human-animal interactions and human-technology interactions
  • The symbolism of animals in literature and art
  • The history of animal domestication
  • The intersections of speciesism, racism, and sexism
  • The place of animals in human-occupied spaces
  • The religious significance of animals throughout human history
  • Exploring the cross-cultural ethical treatment of animals
  • The critical evaluation of animal abuse and exploitation
  • Mind, Self, and Personhood in nonhuman animals

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